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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Old Fashioned
Oatmeal Raisin

I absolutely love a good cookie (or more)
 with a cup of hot coffee!
The cool weather is here, and I am getting 
the 'bug' to bake again!   So, my little girl and I decided
to bake some good old fashioned cookies!  : ) 
This is a recipe that I developed after making
several different oatmeal raisin cookies, and changing
 it up a bit by adding and subtracting ingredients. 
I actually used to sell these cookies
on Ebay, and the reviews were great!
 I hope you enjoy them. 
This makes a large batch, so go ahead and make
them and put them in the freezer for later...they freeze well!
2 cups softened butter
3 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. cinnamon (I like cinnamon!)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
5 cups oats
(I use 3 cups whole rolled and 2 cups quick)
2 cups raisins
Chocolate chips (optional)
(This recipe I added 1/2 cup milk chocolate and 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chips)
Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes,
depending on the size of your cookie.


1. Mix the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together. Cream together using a mixer.

2. In a different bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, baking powder,
salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg  

 I use a whisk to mix them together.You can do it 'correctly' and use a sifter at this point.  : )

3. Add the oats.  Mix with a blender or with a large spoon.

4. Add dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and blend together.

5. Then, add the raisins, and chocolate chips (if you choose to add them). Mix with blender to blend.

 6. Mix together using a mixer or blend by hand.
I wanted to show Clara how the different size dough balls will make different size cookies. We used three sizes of scoops. 
After baking the first pans I let her decide
which size cookie we would continue with.  She chose
the smallest scoop since it did make a decent size cookie. 
(Besides we are having little kids coming this weekend, so it is
a better size cookie for little ones.)  : ) Good choice, Clara!
6. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 
 10-15 minutes depending on which size cookie
you decide to bake.

Here are some of the baked cookies. to sit down with a yummy cookie and a
hot cup of coffee to enjoy an
 after-school snack with my kiddos.

You know what makes it especially nice?
This is the first day of snow for the fall of 2014! 
November 5th, 2014 
Just ignore the date on the picture.  My camera setting is incorrect.
We recently painted our kitchen, so I love to sit in here when I have the time to do so.  : )

What a good day to bake cookies! 

I hope you are able to spend a day baking
cookies and enjoy eating them!

God bless your day!




  1. I love these cookies! (And your kitchen ;)

  2. Of course good cookies and good coffee are ALWAYS improved by good friends sharing them! :D Love the room re-do!


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